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on October 12, 2010
I read this book several years ago, after ordering it from amazon.co.uk, and am very pleased that it's coming to North America. Although many of the examples used will be UK-specific, and thus perhaps unfamiliar to readers, the content remains very pertinent. Science and skepticism are sorely needed everywhere, but most especially in the field of medicine. In this book Dr. Ben Goldacre provides us with a wonderful primer on evaluating claims made in this most important of areas.
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on November 13, 2010
I was absolutely thrilled to learn about the medical as well as pseudo-medical practices in this book. "Bad Science" reveals the hidden power of the people to understand science and the importance of sharing this knowledge publicly instead of privatizing it and making money of it. Although at times scientifically challenging, the book gives an insight into the true reasons of poor health such as social inequality. It is really nice to, at last, have an author who treats his readers as equals.
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on May 24, 2011
This is a must read for anyone who wants to cut through the sensationalist crap about health published in our newspapers. Clearly & humorously written. It's a modern day antidote to outing con-artists & correcting friends' spouting on about the latest diet fad or medical miracle.
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on January 7, 2011
Bad Science is one of the most entertaining books I've read. The fact that it's also informative and fascinating is a bonus. Go. Now. Read this book.
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